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Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Warns Public of Bogus Fundraising Calls

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Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Warns Public of Bogus Fundraising Calls

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Canyon Lake Fire/EMS and Canyon Lake Professional Firefighter’s Association are warning residents to disregard phone calls from someone claiming to represent “RP Firefighters & EMS” seeking donations on firefighters’ behalf.

In a statement Wednesday, Canyon Lake firefighters said the resident who reported the scam told them the call came from this number: 502-260-3215.

“Canyon Lake Fire/EMS and Canyon Lake Professional Firefighters Association will never contact you over the phone and seek contributions/donations or PII (Personal Identifying Information),” the groups said in a joint statement.

“We are finalizing our normal contributions-drive mailer and you should see it in your mailbox soon.”

For more information about common phone scams and best practices for preventing fraud visit the FTC’s Phone Scam website: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/phone-scams.

To report phone-scam fraud visit: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/.

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